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This article is about a/an transformable weapon in Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai.
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Spin Sword

The Spin Swords are the Rangers' sole sidearms that function with their Power Discs. By using their personal Disks, decorated with their animal counterparts, the Rangers can execute their individual elemental attacks or morph the sword into their own personal weapons.

Spin Sword Attacks

These attacks can be executed with the spin sword and the standard black disk.

  • Blazing Strike: Jayden's elemental attack. Can be performed when the Lion Disc is attached to the Spin Sword.
  • Dragon Splash: Kevin's elemental attack. Can be performed with the Spin Sword and the Dragon Disc.
  • Airway: Mia's elemental attack. Can be performed with the Spin Sword and the Turtle Disc.
  • Forest Vortex: Mike's elemental attack. Can be performed with the Spin Sword and Bear Disc.
    • Tree Symbol Strike: Mike's secondary attack. Using the Spin Sword, while in the Forest Vortex, Mike can create the forest symbol by slashing the enemy.
    • Leaf Storm: Mike's third attack. Can be performed with the Spin Sword and Bear Disk.
  • Seismic Swing: Emily's elemental attack. Can be performed with the Spin Sword and Ape Disc.
    • Earth Symbol Strike: Emily's secondary attack. She swings her Spin Sword drawing the Earth symbol in the air for a powerful strike.
    • Primate Cyclone: Emily's third attack. She spins rapidly slashing the enemy with her Spin Sword.
  • Quintuple Slash: The five core rangers can use their Spin Swords to fire their respective elements at the enemy at the same time. Antonio is shown being able to guide the attack to the enemy and powering up it's strength and speed, it's possible that he also adds his own element to it as well. The Rangers can also use a variation of the Quintuple Slash with Antonio replacing Jayden and using their individual weapons instead of their Spin Swords.
  • Four Element Strike/Quadruple Slash: Mia, Mike, Kevin, and Emily can slash at their opponents while their Spin Swords are covered in their respective elements.
  • Lightning Fury: Jayden's second attack which fires electricity. In order to use this attack, he must attach the Lightning Disk to a Spin Sword.
  • Blazing Storm: A combination of Blazing Strike and Lightning Fury. A second Spin Sword must be used in order for it to be performed.

Super Spin Sword Attacks

See also: Black Box

When the Super Samurai Rangers combining the Black Box with their respective Power Discs, they can shoot a supercharged version of their elemental attack. The Black Box then attaches to the Spin Sword magnifying its power.

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Super Spin Sword

  • Super Blazing Strike: Can be performed when inserting the Lion Disc into the Black Box.
  • Super Dragon Splash: Can be performed when inserting the Dragon Disc into the Black Box.
  • Super Airway: Can be performed when inserting the Turtle Disc into the Black Box.
  • Super Forest Vortex: Can be performed when inserting the Bear Disc into the Black Box.
  • Super Primate Cyclone: Can be performed when inserting the Ape Disc into the Black Box.

Transformation into Individual Weapons

Aside from powering up the Spin Swords with their individual elemental power, the Power Discs can also morph the Spin Sword into each Ranger's personal weapon, emblazoned with their primary symbols and empowered with their elements.

Fire Smasher

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Fire Smasher

The Fire Smasher is the Red Ranger's individual weapon. It resembles a Zanbato (means "horse slaying sword"). The Red Ranger is also able to change his Fire Smasher into a cannon mode powered by a disc from one of the auxiliary zords. The disc is placed on a peg close to the bracing area, while the other rangers' color disks are placed on one blunt side, armed for propulsion. In the final episode, Jayden used the Double Disc to summon two Fire Smashers.

Forms:

  • 5-Disc Beetle Cannon: Fire Smasher with the Beetle Disc.
  • 5-Disc Swordfish Cannon: Fire Smasher with the Swordfish Disc.
  • 5-Disc Tiger Cannon: Fire Smasher with the Tiger Disc.
  • 5-Disc Octo Cannon: Fire Smasher with the Octo Disc.
  • Multi-Disc Octo Cannon: Fire Smasher with the Octo Disc and powered by the Claw Disc.

Hydro Bow

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Hydro Bow

The Hydro Bow is the Blue Ranger's individual weapon. It resembles a yumi or Japanese bow and arrow, but also has been modernized to be all one piece and have a pump and sling propulsion system. To execute an arrow attack, the Blue Ranger pulls on the handle of the pump as one would an arrow and releases it to activate propulsion, mimicking the arm movements of one using an actual bow and arrow.

Sky Fan

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Sky Fan

The Sky Fan is the Pink Ranger's individual weapon. It resembles a tessen, a Japanese war fan, and includes a decorative tassel. The pink disk goes on its back area.

Forest Spear

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Forest Spear

The Forest Spear is the Green Rangers' individual weapon. It resembles a yari, or a Japanese spear. By attaching a disk to the back, a blade appears at the top of the spear.

Earth Slicer

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Earth Slicer

The Earth Slicer is the Yellow Ranger's individual weapon. It resembles a large shuriken with black blades.

Mega Blade

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Mega Blade in sword and controller modes

When the Rangers summon their Zords with the Samuraizers, their Spin Swords transform into Mega Blades. In the Zords’ cockpit, the Mega Rangers fold their Mega Blade and insert it and attach the standard Power Disc to the piloting system. Because the Gold Ranger doesn't have his own Spin Sword, he instead sheaths his Barracuda Blade, sets it aside and summons a Mega Blade once he's summoned his zords (instead of having the Barracuda Blade change into one).

Mega Mode

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Mega Mode

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Gold Ranger in Mega Mode

The Rangers change into armored Mega Mode to pilot their Zords. The armor pieces are stylized versions of their standard ranger forms. The helmets are sharper in design and contain mouthplates. These ranger forms have pads on their shoulders, elbows, chest area, and thighs and have a reinforced undermaterial. The boots and gloves are also specially padded. Their silver elbows and kneepads are adorned with gems of their ranger color.


Gold Ranger's Mega Mode has the same basic design but with gold gloves (as opposed to silver), black undershirt (as opposed to colored), and abandons almost completely the blue elements of his design, save for the gems on his elbows and kneecaps, which are blue and not his own ranger color. His helmet also does not change from his original design.

Super Mega Mode

See also: Black Box

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All Rangers (except Antonio) in Super Mega Mode

With Super Mode activated, once the rangers call on their zords, the ranger with the Super Mode accesses Super Mega Mode while the rest access Mega Mode.

Super Mega Blade

The Black Box then attaches onto the hinge of the Super Mode ranger's Mega Blade while in controller mode. When the need arises to use the sword mode in cockpit, the Black Box is moved to the offset section of the Mega Blade's hilt. 

Shark Sword

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Shark Sword

See Also: SharkZord, Kyoryu Origami and Hyper Shinkenger

The Spin Sword can morph into the Shark Sword using the maroon-colored Shark Disc. The blade and hilt transforms into a stylized shark design scheme, while most parts retain the appearance of the Spin Sword.

The Shark Sword is able to extend to great lengths and acts like a whip sword. The tip of the Sword can also be used to bite into enemies. Its attack is the Shark Sword Strike. It can also be enlarged. The Shark Sword allows whoever's in Shark Attack Mode to summon the Shark Zord (essentially an oversized version of itself), and while the Samurai Ranger is in Mega Shark Mode and can combine with the Samurai Megazord to form Samurai Shark Megazord.

The Shark Sword overrrides the Red Ranger's need to use the Mega Blade in the cockpit. While in the cockpit, unlike the Mega Blades, it is not used in the console but held freely in its sword mode.

It should be noted that the Shark Disk was used once with a Nitro Sword in order to have the blade behave like the Shark Sword. Clash of the Red Rangers - The Movie

Shark Attack Mode

Utilizing the Shark Disk and the Shark Sword at the same time can allow any of the rangers (Red, primarily) to transform into Shark Attack Mode. The mode adds on a red coat onto the basic ranger look to go with the Shark Sword.

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Power Rangers Super Samurai - Shark Attack Mode

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Mega Shark Mode

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Mega Shark Mode

Springing from the Shark Attack Mode, once a ranger (primarily red) summons the Shark Zord, the Shark Mode and Mega Mode form a hybrid called Mega Shark Mode. Once used, the chest is adorned in an oversized origami-themed red and metal-blue armor and the Disc Buckle Belt disappears to make way for a new belt.

Notes

  • The Spin Sword is the first Power Ranger sidearm that fully morphs into weapons of varied design. The Magi Staff from Mystic Force was somewhat similar, but never fully morphed- instead having parts becoming pronounced to accentuate varying weapon purposes.
  • Tsuyoshi Nonaka from PLEX explained that the Mega Mode designs were a move that was designed to benefit the toyline. He also said that the design was inspired by Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie suits.
  • The undersuits of the Mega Modes have crisscross patterns meeting at the abdominal and groin section and are very similar to Kamen Rider Fourze's suit. Both suits were designed by PLEX.

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